Monday, September 18, 2017


Our Fall Play Lab Features Two Local Playwrights!

Play Labs provide an opportunity to witness, and even participate in, the process of making a new play. Learn more.

This season, our fall Play Lab celebrates two firsts: For the first time ever, we’re welcoming two playwrights to our signature developmental workshop and reading series. Plus, both are homegrown Baltimore writers.

Miranda Rose Hall, whose one-act To the Flame will be one of the two plays in the Lab, grew up coming to shows at BCS before becoming the inaugural Hot Desk Resident Playwright. Rachael Knoblauch came to BCS while still a theater student at UMBC, and actually participated in the final readings of Miranda’s residency. The following year, she became the next Hot Desk Resident Playwright and a member of our Playwrights Collective—where she worked on a prior draft of Handle It, the other one-act in the Play Lab.

Play Lab brings to life our “Season of Community” by inviting these hometown artists to partner with theatergoers to develop their works. Join us in welcoming back these two dynamic young writers!

Fall Play Lab:

Both one-act plays will be read at each event.

To the Flame
by Miranda Rose Hall

Handle It
by Rachael Knoblauch

WHEN: Sep 22–24, 2017, Fri, Sep 22 at 7 pm; Sat, Sep 23* at 7 pm; Sun, Sep 24 at 2 pm
WHERE: Centerstage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore
TICKETS: $10 | $5 for Members

Tickets to Play Lab include the Toast Bar, an array of breads and spreads.

*Another way to be part of the playwriting process: Patrons are also invited to attend a free open rehearsal at 2:30 pm on Saturday, September 23. To RSVP, email

Play Labs are made possible by The Nathan and Suzanne Cohen Foundation Fund for Commissioning and Developing New Plays.

Be a part of creating new theater! Call the Box Office 410.332.0033 or buy online.